According to a report by WCBI-TV, Northeast Mississippi Community College will be offering free tuition for all students.
Northeast Mississippi Community College will be using the funds remaining from the COVID-19 relief to offer tuition for all students this summer.
Doctor Ricky Ford, NEMCC President, stated that the college had been looking for ways to use funds from the CARES Act to assist students.
“We purchased disinfecting equipment, masks, hand sanitizers, created situations where our classes would have spacing involved in it, so anything covid related we have used to spend it on, then of the money given to each institution of higher education, a certain amount of that money, usually fifty percent, is required to go toward students,” Dr. Ford said in a statement reported by WCBI-TV.
Ford also stated that the college would be able to offer not only free tuition, but room and board as well. If a student doesn’t stay in the dorms, then they would be granted living expense money to pay for other things they may need.
The deadline to apply for the free tuition incentive is May 14, 2021. For more information, please visit the school’s website or by calling the admissions office at 800-555-2154.